As the fight against counterfeits gets ever more pressing – as the need to protect trademarks and intellectual property, including fashion design, gets ever more obsessive, sparked by economic fears and a sense of waning consumer confidence – law makers are getting ever more involved. Today I discovered, via Harbottle & Lewis, that the UK patent office has created a “once in a generation opportunity to reform UK design laws and make them more suitable to protect Britain’s design community.” Wow. Read more
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